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  • How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

    Weddings. Job promotions. News articles. Facebook thinks it knows what the best stories are to drop in your news feed. But some users might want to see things their own way.

  • Saving YouTube videos for offline viewing

    Watching a YouTube video typically requires an Internet connection, but with a little preparation the videos can be saved for later offline viewing.

  • Saving Google Maps destinations for easy navigation

    Saving a destination in Google Maps makes it easier to navigate to and also lessens the chance for error when entering or trying to remember an address.

  • Cyberstalking with LinkedIn

    You just left cocktail hour or a networking event and forgot to grab a business card from the person you'd been chatting with. Don't kick yourself. Instead, log on to LinkedIn to do some cyberstalking. It's a much better resource than Facebook, because with just bits and pieces of information, you're still likely to be able to find your target.

  • Should I protect my tweets?

    When I signed up for a Twitter account in the summer of 2009 I spent some time thinking about whether or not I should protect my tweets. As a novice Twitter user, I had to decide whether the benefits of protecting my tweets outweighed the drawbacks. Looking back, I do not regret my decision to protect my tweets, and I'll tell you why.

  • Stop Facebook from cluttering your inbox

    There's a fine line between awesome and annoying. Take Facebook: Most of the time, it's great, but a few things about the service drive me crazy.

  • Gmail Tips: Five great e-mail timesavers

    If you're one of Gmail's 193 million users worldwide, you probably rely on the service -- and its add-ons -- every day. Popular among users for its customization features, Google constantly adds to its arsenal of Labs and brings new features mainstream to simplify processes and save users time.

  • How Quora could help your business

    Question-and-answer sites like Yahoo Answers may offer a quick way to ask questions and get answers, but they tend to be plagued by wisecracks, poor spelling, and generally low quality. On the other hand, a new site targeting this niche, Quora, is going to great lengths to keep quality high.

  • Facebook social inbox: What you need to know about messages

    Back in November 2010, Facebook announced plans for a "social inbox" -- a space that would serve as a hub for all communications that people use online or via mobile phones, ranging from text messages and chat messages to e-mail messages, too.

  • How to get 150,000 Twitter followers

    Despite sharing every banal aspect of my life in mind-numbing detail, I remain some way short of 150,000 Twitter followers.